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Tiruchy: De-silting canals on at feverish pace in delta

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | R VALAYAPATHY
Published Aug 24, 2019, 3:15 am IST
Updated Aug 24, 2019, 3:15 am IST
Dredging canals and irrigation tanks, a sum of Rs 12.7 crore was allot-ted for Tiruchy district and works are going on in full swing.
Satyagopal accompanied by Tiruchy Collector S.Sivarasu and others inspecting the ongoing works at MUkkombu near Tiruchy on Friday. (Photo: DC)
 Satyagopal accompanied by Tiruchy Collector S.Sivarasu and others inspecting the ongoing works at MUkkombu near Tiruchy on Friday. (Photo: DC)

TIRUCHY: The ongoing desilting works under Kudimaramathu scheme across Tiruchy district will be completed by end of this month, according to Tiruchy collector, S. Sivarasu.

Speaking to a team of media persons who were taken to the work spots, he that 88 works are going on at an estimated cost of Rs 12.71 crore; this apart the Government has allocated a special fund of Rs 452.20 lakh for 55 works for a distance of 200.52-km length irrigation canals, which were also going on war footing.

 

He said the ongoing de-silting works under-way in New Kattalai high level canal, Kodingaal Vadigaal, attupu-thur Vaikkal, Mullipp-aadi Vaikkal, North Ayyan Vaikkaal, Peruvalai Vaikkaal and other field canals in the district.

The PWD’s river conservation wing executive engineer R. Bhasker  said under the special de-silting programme, the government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 6.09 crore for de-silting canals  in the entire Cauveri delta region. Of this, Rs 4.5 crore was allotted for Tiruchy district.

For dredging canals and irrigation tanks, a sum of Rs 12.7 crore was allot-ted for Tiruchy district and works are going on in full swing. The works at a few places were affected as Cauvery water already reached that area.

However, de-silting will be done in all irrigation canals especially in the tail-end areas to enable them receive water, he added.The district administrations in the delta are in a hurry to complete the works as Mettur dam was opened on August 13.

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Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Tiruchy




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